Authentic Exposure Visuals



The Carolinas




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We create unique, authentic and high definition photos and videos for many amazing brides and grooms throughout the southeast. We primarily shoot in The Carolinas and occassionaly in... Read more
We create unique, authentic and high definition photos and videos for many amazing brides and grooms throughout the southeast. We primarily shoot in The Carolinas and occassionaly in Savannah and Central to Northern Florida.

Our office and studio is located at Southend near uptown Charlotte. Come in for a visit sometime and see some of our work on a big screen or big wall!. Read less
Photography , Videography




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Most all wedding photographer are the best at adapting to various lighting challenges. We continually challenge ourselves to embrace and overcome each situation to create spectacular images.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital, some film.
How many photographers do you work with?
95 percent of the time we have 2 photographers at each wedding.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Adam is almost always the primary photographer or filmmaker. Occasionaly we have Neil who is amazing.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Have not yet.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Not to overwhelm you but, lots of cameras, lenses and lighting equipment and smiles. We also can break out some swing moves on the dance floor.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full Day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
200 per hour per photographer.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We prefer to eat immediately when guests begin eating. That way we can jump right back on our toes and be ready for important moments.
Do you charge for travel?
We charge 250 for over 80 miles.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually within 6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Film or online.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Absolutely. Some clients choose to pay for a print resolution disc of images.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Some clients choose to pay for a print resolution disc of images.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Of course.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Leather, 10x10 and 12x12
When will the client get the final album?
Within 1 month after final approval.


What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
Feel free to ask for an online link.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We offer full resolution images and original audio at additional fees.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
We offer a feature edit with a custom menu for toasts, first dances, first look, ceremony, getting ready, first dance etc. 
 We also offer same day edits and same week edits for tose choosing our high-end packages.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
We definitely do! We need to schedule a meeting in advance at the venue with a bridal party representative in this case.
How many videographers do you work with?
We prefer to have three, however our minimum is two.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
The owner and lead filmmaker Adam usually is at every wedding and most meetings will involve Adam. Additional shooters vary depending on the time of year.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Unless the budget only allows for a associate team.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I have never booked more than one wedding in a day.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We shoot with SLR cameras to give that unmatched cinematic film look as well as traditional broadcast quality ENG cameras. We use full frame cameras with all L lenses with Canon and the top of line Zeiss and Nikon lenses for our Nikon equipment.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Each crew will have four cameras on them.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We often have a meal provided for vendors and eat during the time the party is eating.
Do you charge overtime?
Extra hours are 100 dollars an hour per filmmaker or photographer. We will always discuss with the planner or mother of the bride if we see that time approaching that we are going over. It almost never happens as most of our brides have amazing planners.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Not anymore! Only in extreme specific situations.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We do!
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
We love collaborating.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
3-4 months is expected though same week edits can be purchased.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
6 hours is minimum.


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We loved our wedding trailer, it was beautiful so we were really excited for our movie and the extras. When we received the movie we were a little disappointed that it was a little short and there's hardly any footage of the actual party on the movie and there was none in the extras either. Also, on the movie, during the ceremony part, the preacher's voice was muted when he was marrying us so it's a little odd to see him talking but hear no words. Other than that we loved the cinematography and the music selections, it was put together beautifully, just wished they captured more of the party.
Services Used: Videography
Adam was our first choice from the start! The main reason we decided to go with him is because you could tell he loved his job. He had a genuine interest in getting to know us, our story, as well as what we wanted from him on our big day.
We communicated over email, phone, and lots of texts and finally nailed down a date for our engagement shoot. Adam was such a good sport that day because it ended up being freezing cold! We took our pictures at a local farm in our hometown and Adam truly captured our personalities, spirit, and relationship. When we saw the pictures we were so impressed!
From there we went into wedding mode and Adam was just as excited as we were sending "count down" texts and emails. Our wedding day could not have been more prefect or stress free. Adam and his entourage, Josh and Neil, were absolutely amazing. They really took charge of the whole day and made sure everyone was in their place at the right time! They moved us around quickly for the after ceremony pictures and at the barn during our reception. They were super considerate of our time and of the "time schedule" we had made and were on top of it! They stayed at our reception after we left and were among the last one's to leave! Since the wedding everyone has raved about Adam and his crew and how professional, charming, and personal they were.
We got to see our wedding pictures 4 weeks after our wedding, which was AWESOME!!! We didn't expect to see them that soon! We met with Adam at his home and enjoyed some salmon and steak and LOTS of pictures! We have looked at our photos over and over again and each time our eyes are filled with tears because of the special moments captured! Adam is one of the nicest and most creative people we have ever met. We would totally recommend him and his crew to anyone looking for someone to photograph their wedding! If you go with Authentic Exposure, which you definitely should, you will love all of them and truly enjoy working with them!
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Well I'm writing this review about a year late, but wanted others to know that Adam and his team at Authentic Exposure did a great job at our wedding last year. Between the approximate 1100 pictures we got and both the 5 minute and 30 minute video we were very happy. We would have liked to have gotten even more pictures, because once we saw the pictures we got from Adam we wanted even more. Our advice to other engaged couples would be to set aside a few more hours than planned to make sure you can get every single picture you want. As good as the pictures were we think our favorite part was the wedding videos and the audio of our vows. I'm not sure if they still offer this, but it is worth the money if you can afford it. Overall I would definitely recommend Authentic Exposure to anyone looking for any type of wedding photography or other formal photography in the Carolinas. Thanks again!

Quinn and Elizabeth
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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